The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds


BUTOMUS. Flowering-rush. [Butomaceae]

Only one species of Butomus is recorded in Britain, the native Flowering-rush (B. umbellatus).

No miners are recorded on Butomus in Britain.

Elsewhere the agromyzid Phytoliriomyza ornata bores the stems of Butomus.

A key to the European miners recorded on Butomus is provided in Bladmineerders van Europa.

Flowering-rush - Butomus umbellatus. Image: © Brian Pitkin
Butomus umbellatus

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